But a national rally organized around him and his inner circle has little to do with names.
Marine Le Pen promised to introduce a shadow government. But “this is out of fashion”, recently said a relative.
She also says she has the name of a prime minister, without revealing it, unlike in 2017, when she presented her second-round aide Nicolas Dupont-Aignon as Matignan’s future tenant in the event of an election. .
The Elysee Palace contender has already rejected the idea of including his niece Marion Marechal as well as his identity rival Eric Zemour in his government.
“I have no concerns about my ability to form three governments if necessary,” assured Figaro’s candidate on 6 April. “I will start a government of politicians who know where they are going” and not a “government of technicians”, she said on BFMTV and RMC on Friday.
According to political scientist Jean-Yves Camus, an expert in the Far South, “this may be the condition she is making: to completely shuffle the cards, that is, to completely replace the management personnel”.
“She can’t do otherwise, there is no rally” until then, he tells AFP.
Among her potential ministers, Marine Le Pen regularly cites two recent rallies in 2019. Jean-Paul Garaud, former magistrate and ex-LR deputy for justice, is at the forefront of the drafting of his project aimed at “erasing Islamic ideologies” and imposing sanctions. Wearing a veil in the street. and Hervé Juvin, a former advisor to Raymond Barre, who has become a champion of a civilizational and identity-based ecology.
His loyal lieutenant Jordan Bardella, who voluntarily replaced him for interim chief of the RN, would also have “the qualities of being a minister in its entirety”. Like her representative for the study and ex-LR Frank Alisio, “douard is almost better known than Philippe when he was appointed prime minister”, she says.
Russophile MEP and former Sarkosist minister Thierry Mariani, even though it will no longer be for the foreign ministry, has “business” to be part of his government, assured Ms Le Pen on Friday. And it asked to remain silent during the campaign due to its proximity to Moscow, despite the controversial diplomatic positions of his lieutenant.
“It’s not because we’re not on the TV set every day that we’re on edge or in a comeback”, contradicted Thierry Mariani on Thursday evening on BFMTV.
“We have contacts”
Marine Le Pen doesn’t rule out the possibility of drawing from the mysterious Horace Club, which is made up of senior executives and business leaders who advise him on his project.
She is betting above all on her “government of national unity”, which is likely to seduce personalities from other political families who share points of convergence with (her).
During the campaign, he specifically cited the name of former socialist minister Arnaud Montberg, but called for Emmanuel Macron to vote in the second round.
If she wins, “it will create a dynamic, people will join us. We have contacts”, assured a relative of hers to AFP recently.
But for Claude Malhuret, a senator and former doctor who supported Marine Le Pen’s government Emmanuel Macron, “It’s like you were going to have appendicitis surgery and you were told + the surgeon is great, his assistant is great, The nurse is very nice, but she never set foot in the operating room”, he criticized Europe 1.
Marine Le Pen has never been a minister or headed a local executive. A longtime MEP, she has been a member of Pas-de-Calais since 2017.
At his conference Wednesday on the cost or diplomacy of his project, several reporters asked who his “echo” or “diplo” advisers were, without receiving answers.
And his party remains a family business. Jordan Bardella lives in a relationship with Nolvain Olivier, the daughter of Marie-Caroline Le Pen, older sister of Marine Le Pen, and Philippe Olivier, a special adviser to the presidential candidate. She is the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front.
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